Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips

These paleo pumpkin cookies are perfect for fall and are allergy friendly! Made with almond and coconut flour, seasoned with pumpkin spice, and stuffed with chocolate chips – they are a cookie that everyone will love!

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Do you remember that glorious fall weather that we had a few weeks ago? And it was cool and lovely and everyone was like GIMME ALL THE PUMPKIN SPICE??

Yea me too.

Well I’ve got the pumpkin spice for you; but the high in Chicago is 82 today and I’m 99% sure that Mother Nature forgot that summer is OUT and pumpkin spice is IN.

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips | pumpkin recipes, coconut flour, almond flour, maple syrup, gluten free, diary free, grain free, easy, pumpkin spice, fall, baking | hungrybynature.comI’m a firm believer in eating pumpkin all year round; but these paleo pumpkin cookies are my first official pumpkin recipe of the season!

Are you ready?? I thought so.

These cookies are made with almond flour; almond flour has a higher fat content than regular AP flour and with the addition of pumpkin, these cookies end up being extra moist. <<< I know, I’m sorry. But moist is the best way to describe them. And dense. Dense is probably a better word.

These cookies are dense.

Oh well. Now you know these beauties are moist and dense. Appetizing right?!

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips | pumpkin recipes, coconut flour, almond flour, maple syrup, gluten free, diary free, grain free, easy, pumpkin spice, fall, baking | hungrybynature.com

Because of this, I made them small. These are two-bite cookies my friends; but I promise you will want more than two – so let’s say four bites. Maaaaaybe 6.

With only 10 minutes of prep and 12 minutes in the oven, these are the perfect fall treat to whip up on a weeknight. And let me tell you, they are 100% BEST eaten straight out of the oven. As the cookies sit overnight, the crispy edges will soften and the cookie will become pretty gooey. Personally, I love cookies that way; but if you don’t, try freezing the dough (after you scoop it!) and then bake them as you are ready to eat them – adding 2 or 3 extra minutes to your baking time!

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips | pumpkin recipes, coconut flour, almond flour, maple syrup, gluten free, diary free, grain free, easy, pumpkin spice, fall, baking | hungrybynature.comTomorrow Pat and I are jumping on a plane and are heading to California! We will be spending a few days in San Francisco before heading up to Napa for the weekend. Make sure you follow along on my Instagram to see all the yummy gluten free foods I will be eating!

Made these Paleo Pumpkin Cookies and post a picture on social media using the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!

Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips
 
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Serves: 18 small cookies or 8 large cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅓ cup dairy free dark chocolate chips
  • Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, pumpkin, egg, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk together.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. These cookies can be baking in two sizes. For small cookies, use a small scoop and scoop the dough onto silpat lined cookie sheet. This should yield approximately 20 cookies (two bites each!). Top with flaked sea salt and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. For large cookies, divide dough into 10 equal portions. Form each section into a ball and flatten with your fingers. Top with flaked sea salt and bake for 13-15 minutes.
Notes
The baking times are listed for how long it took to get a little brown on the edges. But know that these are very moist cookies; as they sit overnight, they will soften. Personally I love gooey cookies! But you could bake them for a little longer if you don't.

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Pumpkin Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips

  1. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

    Not only do these look amazzzzing, but I think I have all of the ingredients which means I can make these ASAP! Yay! Also, please tell me fall weather is going to come soon! I am so over these 80+ degree days (although I know I am going to regret saying that in December).

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